IFACE has many student activities which need American volunteers. This is a great opportunity for Americans to learn about the world and to also form lasting friendships with visitors. Please check out the following activities to see how you can be involved. Meeting Americans and understanding American culture is a priority for many international students. Please contact Kay Eaves eaves@gmail.com for more information on how to volunteer.

Thursday Conversations: We need American men and women to be conversation partners with students who are learning English at a local English language institute. The group meets Thursdays from 11:50 to 12:50 to give students a chance to practice English with an American friend. Contact Kay Eaves eavesl@gmail.com for more information.

First Friends: Be matched with an incoming international student for friendship. The commitment is for one school year, with the goal of once a month contact with the student. Sign up from June to August. The matches are made in late August.
Contact Kay Eaves: eavesl@gmail.com

EAT: Host 3-5 international students for one dinner in your home. The idea is to give students a chance to have an American meal in an American home. Please see dates below and contact Kay Eaves eaves@gmail.com for further information or to sign up.

NAP: Join preschool playgroup for international and American mothers and children. They meet weekly, Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:15. Contact Jennifer Cerrato: jlbc1968@gmail.com

Thanksgiving hosts: American Thanksgiving dinners are famous all over the world. Many international students and scholars would love to be able to experience this holiday dinner in an American home. If you are able to host 1-3 students or one family at your holiday meal, please contact Kay Eaves. Your whole family will enjoy meeting these new friends and you will give the internationals memories they will never forget.

Christmas hosts: Host a student for Christmas dinner in your home. Sometimes travel home is expensive or just not possible. For many students, Christmas Day is very lonely and quiet. Students who are invited into an American home are so grateful and so blessed by the chance to be part of a family.

Culinary Skills??
Do you enjoy cooking? Many of our activities involve meals or snacks. If you would like to bake cookies, bake a turkey, provide appetizers for an event please contact Kay Eaves.

Calendar of Events:

  • NAP (Nations at Play) International Playgroup

    International moms meet with American moms once a week for a preschool play group.

    • Wednesday | August 23, 2017 to Wednesday | May 30, 2018
    • 9:30 am - 11:15 am
    • West End Community Church 235 White Bridge Pike. Nashville TN 37209